By Robert McKinney, Assistant Athletics Director, Communications
SALEM, Ore. -- Willamette University women's golfer Maddi Barnett (Sr., Boise, ID/Timberline HS), who recently completed her junior season with the Bearcats and is majoring in Economics, has been selected as an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). Barnett was one of just three golfers in the Northwest Conference to receive the academic honor.
Athletes qualified for the All-American Scholar designation by earning at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) through the 2016-17 academic year. A total of 952 golfers received the award from throughout all three NCAA Divisions. In the NWC, Barnett and two golfers from George Fox University were honored.
Barnett tied for 11th at the 2017 NWC Tournament with a 36-hole score of 159 (81-78). She tied for fifth place at the UCSC Spring Invitational, hosted by the University of California, Santa Cruz. She placed 11th at the Willamette Spring Thaw.